FREE TO ATTEND!

Join us at the BLK.INK Virtual Book Fair in celebration of new and indie authors from various cultural backgrounds and across a broad range of genres including general fiction, urban fiction, romance, sci-fi, crime, young adult (YA), non-fiction, personal & professional growth, faith and children’s books. The one night event will take place virtually on Friday, January 29, 2021 from 5-9 PM CST.

 

During the event attendees will participate in an Interactive Author & Artist Showcase, the 'Ladies Night Out' All Male Author's Panel, Speaker's Series, a Cooking Demonstration, Music by a LIVE DJ and Giveaways! 
 

AGENDA


5:00 PM
Welcome: BLK. INK Founder, Author & Entrepreneur Michelle D. Jackson

5:10 - 5:30 PM
Live Performance: Award Winning Jazz Guitarist Cashmere Williams/ Visit Virtual Exhibit Showcase

5:30 - 6:00 PM
Visit Virtual Exhibit Showcase

6:00 - 6:45 PM
Featured Speaker: Tracy Sherrod, VP, Editorial Director & Publisher of Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publisher that is focused on Black literature. Amistad is the oldest U.S. publisher dedicated to multicultural voices.

Topic: Thriving as a Black Author

Tracy will be joined by Author & International Jewel Thief, Doris Payne. Doris will discuss her book and upcoming movie, Diamond Doris, based on her life.

6:45 - 7:00 PM
Visit Virtual Exhibit Showcase

7:00 - 7:30 PM
Cooking Demonstration & Interview: Chef Terrell Manning, Author of “The Language of Food.”

7:30 - 7:45 PM
Visit Virtual Exhibit Showcase

7:45- 8:15 PM
Interview with Jesse Washington, Author, Journalist & Senior Writer for ESPN's The Undefeated, a platform for exploring the intersections of race, sports, and culture.

8:20 - 8:50 PM
Panel Discussion: All-Male New & Indie Authors:
Dennis Martin, Author of “Financial Decision Making” (Self-Help Finance)
Brian Evans, Author of “The S.P.E.A.R. Paradigm: Encountering God” (Christian Non-Fiction)
Emmanuel Kulu, Author of "I, Black Pharaoh: Rise to Power” (Historical Fiction)
Sean Aeon, Author of “The Outsider’s Mind” (Dark/Fantasy Fiction)

9:00 PM - Event Ends


Throughout the event, meet with and purchase books directly from authors in our Virtual Author Vendor Spaces & Chat Rooms. Meet the authors LIVE, learn about their work and find out how you can receive autographed copies and ebooks.

Vendor and attendee registration is now open at, https://my.boothcentral.com/v/events/blk-ink-virtual-book-fair#. Vendor booths are only $75 for the one day event. Register to attend for free.

Our first event held on November 6-7, 2020 was a great success. It was viewed by 1,100 + book lovers via livestream. There were 216 author/artist booth interactions, 120 author/author website clicks and 163 live chats!  To view video highlights from the last event go HERE.

HOW TO EXHIBIT AT BLK. INK?

 

To become a vendor/exhibitor, please follow the instructions below:  

  • To set up your virtual exhibit booth. Go to, https://my.boothcentral.com/v/events/blk-ink-virtual-book-fair#

  • Click, Apply for Booth, and start your application. You will be asked to provide pictures of your merchandise and you can add video if you like. To see a short overview of the information needed for the application go HERE. Please follow the picture size requirements. 

  • Pay the $75 fee via credit card or PayPal. No other fees are charged.

  • Applications are due no longer than January 25th.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Principal Sponsor

5 Interactive Booths + logo on webpage + logo on BoothCentral registration page + social media promo + e-newsletter feature + speaking opportunity + one-min. video + pre and post event day interview (livestreamed)

$2,500.00

Platinum Level Sponsor

2 Interactive Booths + logo on webpage + mention on BoothCentral registration page + social media promo + e-newsletter feature + pre-event interview (livestreamed)

$1,000.00

Gold Level Sponsor

One Interactive Booth + logo on webpage + mention on BoothCentral registration page + social media promo + e-newsletter feature

$500.00

Author/Artist Feature

One feature in the BWW e-newsletter + one pre-event interview on BWW On-Screen

$150.00

To secure a sponsorship, follow these instructions:

For additional information email Michelle Jackson at events@prsolutionsllc.org.

Please make a donation today by clicking the DONATE button above.

100% of all proceeds will support the Black Writers Workspace Community.

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